Archive for February, 2016


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ARE YOU STRUGGLING FINANCIALLY TO MEET THE COSTS OF A DEPENDANT CHILD?


By News
| 18 February 2016

If you are, have you ever considered making a Children Act Schedule 1 claim? If you are a parent, guardian or special guardian or a person named in a child arrangements order as the person with whom the child lives, then potentially you can make an application to the court for financial provision to help you. Even adult children in their own right can make applications in limited circumstanc

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THE THREE PEAKS CHALLENGE!


By News
| 16 February 2016

As our charity drive for ellenor continues apace, myself and seven CooperBurnett colleagues shall be taking on the Three Peaks Challenge in June, climbing Ben Nevis in Scotland (1,134m), Scafell Pike in England (978m) and Snowdon in Wales (1,085m) – and all in just 24 hours! Our mammoth task includes walking a distance of 26 miles, with a combined ascent of over 3,000 metres. We are hoping th

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KATIE HILSDON RUNNING FOR ELLENOR


By News
| 9 February 2016

  Katie Hilsdon, a Trainee Solicitor at CooperBurnett, will run this year’s Brighton Marathon, on April 17th. Katie will be raising funds for ellenor, a charity that provide support to terminally ill children and their families. The CooperBurnett team have been supporting ellenor for some time and, collectively, we aim to raise £10,000 this year. Below, Katie explains why she has decide

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CASE STUDY – SECTION 18 OFFENCES AGAINST THE PERSON ACT 1861


By News
| 5 February 2016

  Lee Reeves-Perrin, Partner in our Dispute Resolution team, was approached in late December 2015, by a local businessman seeking help for his long term friend who, as a chef and working partner in a restaurant in Chessington for some 20 years, had been accused of ‘stabbing’ his partner after a protracted partnership dispute. Mr Miah was charged under Section 18 Offences Against

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KATIE GILLAM IS APPOINTED PRESIDENT OF THE TUNBRIDGE WELLS, TONBRIDGE AND DISTRICT LOCAL LAW SOCIETY


By News
| 2 February 2016

Katie Gillam, partner in our Private Services team, has been elected the President of the Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and District Local Law Society. We are thrilled with her appointment and very proud to have another president amongst our midst. We asked Katie for her comments on attaining this role: ‘It is an honour to be appointed the President of the Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Distr

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